When personalized haircare brand Function of Beauty reached out to me about testing out their latest offerings, the Custom Hair Mask ($19) and Custom Hair Serum ($19), I was intrigued. My past forays into the personalized haircare world, although admittedly not very extensive, yielded pretty 'meh' results, so to speak.
Getty Images The ever-evolving world of beauty births new trends every day. It's impossible to keep up with all the hairstyle fads that have come and gone throughout time. But one thing's for sure-braids have been a staple style in the history of hair for what seems like forever. No, but really: The history of braids dates back to 3500 BC.
Ever wish you could peek into the beauty cabinets of other women? Ask them about each and every product before you gather your notes and make aВ beeline for the nearest beauty supply store? We did too, hence ourВ Real Women, Real RoutinesВ series. We're shining a spotlight on actual women, and detailing the ins and outs ofВ their personal skincare routines.
Have you ever heard those horror stories from kids on school picture day? You know the ones whose moms triedВ to give them an at-home haircut the night before. The kids squirmed, soВ the cut was crooked, which meansВ the bangs kept getting shorter and shorter until they were finally (kind of) even. When they smileВ for the yearbook photo the next day, their bangs are tiny, maybe two inches long, resting high above their eyebrows.
Paley Fairman Ah, the joys of combination skin:В Thanks to your genetic gifts, you might be dealing with clogged pores, breakouts,В and dryness all at the same time, making treating your skin a bit of a battle. As a combo-skin type myself, trust me when I say that my skinВ forever changed for the better as soon as I introduced gentle chemical exfoliation into my routine -that is, using products with alpha-hydroxy and beta-hydroxy acids three nights a week.
It was Memorial Day weekend, and I was on what I believe to be my fifth glass of wine. A close friend, Victoria, and I had jetted up to Santa Barbara for a day of wine tasting to celebrate the start of summer. We'd spent the day ambling from winery to winery, sampling a smorgasbord of pinots, both noir and gris, and at our last tasting of the day, we were both sporting a festive buzz.